The company planning to put a biomedical waste treatment plant in Payne City will hold a second public meeting Wednesday night.
MedSafe LLC held a meeting July 11, but another meeting was required because the company did not meet all its obligations for getting a permit from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The company also had not posted notice at the proposed location of the plant, which is required under Georgia law.
The Wednesday meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Payne City Hall, 112 Green St.
The Geneva-based company wants to put the chlorine-based medical treatment plant at 136 Rose Ave., near Freedom Park. It would treat certain biomedical waste, including biological waste, syringes and discarded medical equipment and parts.
About 15 people attended the July meeting and many raised concerns about the biomedical waste facility being located in Payne City, which had a population of 218 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Some of the people were concerned about the location and questioned safety measures that would be put in place at the facility. Some people also said they were worried about the trucks hauling waste into the small city.
Ken Taylor, who owns the land where the facility would be located, said Monday that trucks already use the road to his building.
“We don’t anticipate any more than eight-to-10 (tractor-trailer) trucks a week,” Taylor said.
Taylor said he would move his electrical business out of the building, probably to a building he owns on Lake Street.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.